Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mysterious Hollyhock

A deep red hollyhock
rises from a small vegetable garden.

We remember that there was one there several years ago.
So many years that we don't remember how many.

But we do remember that it was a light pink,
not this deep maroon.

Very drought resistant and liking full sun,
It's not surprising they like the Arizona desert.

The darker red particularly like sandy soil.
But why this one? Here and now?

They are biennial -having a two year like cycle.
And can reseed themselves.

But this one? Don't know. Don't care.
We just enjoy this Mysterious Hollyhock.

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